Social Studies

PBS’s Chinese Exclusion Act (chapter 1)

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Use this short excerpt from PBS's Chinese Exclusion as part of…
This black and white image of Immigrants arriving at Ellis Island can be used in a lesson plan on the history of immigration to the United States.

Immigrant Students Are Internalizing Stereotypes. Educators Can Help

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Did you see our commentary Immigrant Students Are Internalizing…
Moving Stories

A lesson in civility: The negativity immigrant students hear

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A survey of immigrant children in the U.S. revealed just how…

Classroom Resource: Facundo the Great

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Discussions about names can provide opportunities to build community,…

Educator Spotlight: Carola Suárez Orozco

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Culturally Responsive Teaching with Carola Suárez Orozco The…

Educator Spotlight: Sara Ahmed, Teaching The Arrival

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  Educator Spotlight: Teaching the Arrival Welcome…

Names, Identity, and Immigration

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Names play an important role in our identities. The selection…

What Do People Think About Immigrants?

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By Zhaoyang Liu What misperceptions do people hold about…

Yugoslavians and the Immigration Act of 1924

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By Zhaoyang Liu Tension between immigration and labor…

How do you prove you are loyal?: Japanese Americans and WWII

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On February 19, 1942, U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt issued…

Immigrants and Ice Hockey Classroom Resource

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By Zhaoyang Liu There are many ways in which immigrants…

Alone at Angel Island

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Overview: This audio story from PRI is a great resource for using…

Anglicized Portuguese Names

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By Zhaoyang Liu Many different ethnic groups chose to…

Indian-Americans in Media

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By Zhaoyang Liu The children of Indian immigrants, who…

Classroom Resource: The Bracero Program and Guest Workers

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by Zhaoyang Liu N.B. - This resource includes quotations…

The Struggles and Successes of a Model Minority

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By Zhaoyang Liu While Asians are now seen as one the most…

Inside and Outside a Tent Camp for Child Migrants

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What is life like for child migrants who are confined to what…